European Day for Organ Donation
Date: sun, 13rd oct 2013

Since 1998, the Council of Europe organises a European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation to promote organ donation and transplantation in its member states. It is hosted every year by a different member state with the aim of encouraging debate on this question.

Kidneys, liver, heart, lungs ... while medicine is progressing by leaps, 56,000 people in Europe are on waiting lists for a transplant. Every day 12 of them die because of the lack of available organs.

Since 1987 the member states of the Council of Europe have been working to promote the ethical aspects, such as the respect of donors and receivers, and the prohibition of the sale of human organs, tissues and cells.

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Date and time
the 13th of October 2013
 
 

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